John Smith Barry Returns Home to Fota House

John Smith Barry Returns Home to Fota House

The homecoming of the long-lost portrait of John ‘The Magnificent’ Smith Barry was celebrated this evening (Thursday 23rd August 2018) at Fota House.  The painting was jointly acquired by Fota House in collaboration with the Royal Cork Yacht Club Continue reading

Dining Room Ceiling Detail

Dining Room Ceiling Detail

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The Dining Room at Fota was created by the Morrisons (architects Richard and his son William Vitruvius) in the early 1820s; the plasterwork on the ceilings and frieze on the higher parts of the walls is very decorative. On the ceiling, the usual motifs associated with wining and dining – perfectly formed grapes and vine leaves – are in abundance.

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